What kind of effective preventative strategies can be implemented for young gay men in Quebec?
Over the past two decades the rate of HIV infections has remained stable in Quebec.
However, gay men under the age of 35 are a high-risk demographic for HIV infection and transmission. The goal of this research is to identify what type of prevention strategies are effective for gay men in Montreal. Dr. Maheu-Giroux research will model the HIV epidemic in Montreal to describe how HIV transmission has changed and identify gaps in the current public health response. Additionally, this research will explore the variety of combination HIV prevention strategies available and select the ones that could eliminate HIV within a 10-year period based on economic feasibility and the potential to maximize population health.